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15th May 2019News

Newsflash: Inquest Update

2018 Coroners Statistics At the end of last week, the Ministry of Justice and the Office of National Statistics published the Annual Coroner statistics for 2018. The key findings were these: There was a 4% decrease in deaths reported to coroners in 2018 reflecting the removal of DoLS (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) cases being reported […]

14th May 2019News

IICSA Report Published into Church of England Failures

Nikita McNeill is first junior counsel to the Anglican Church Investigation for The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), which  published its report last week into the case studies of the Diocese of Chichester and Peter Ball which were heard last year. The Diocese of Chichester has seen more members of clergy convicted of […]

8th May 2019News

Nikita McNeill Appears in Inquest into the Death of Bristol University Student

The Senior Coroner for Avon has commenced an inquest into the suicide of a Bristol University student, Natasha Abrahart who took her own life in May 2018. Bristol University has seen 12 university students have or are suspected of having taken their own lives in the past three years. The inquest is scheduled to last […]

25th Mar 2019News

‘Causation, Statistics and Survivability’

Case Commentary: R (Chidlow) v Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Flyde [2019] EWHC 581 (Admin) 12 March 2019 By Alexandra Tampakopoulos  This case raised two interesting issues for the Divisional Court: (1) the distinction between identification of the cause of death and survivability and (2) whether causation can be proved by statistical evidence relating to survivability. […]

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